If Humans Were Birds by Gbenle Mistura Motunrayo
If humans were birds, the world would have been lots better. I’m sure you want to know why? >
On one Saturday morning, I was outside in my compound at around 8:00am chatting with a friend, discovered a distinctive character between the bird and the fowl and I concluded within me that, if humans were birds, the world would really have been a lot better.
A neighbor, a lady to be precise; poured some food remnants outside in the open, on the floor. Some minutes later, I saw some fowls struggling among themselves, chasing each other away from getting a share of the food. I got furious and called my friend’s attention to the drama and we chased the fowls away. It’s funny right? What business do I have with the fowl, you know what? That is exactly what some human beings can be likened to, they never want others to live up to them or get part of what they have, even though they didn’t work for it; just like the fowl.
Interestingly, few minutes later, I saw some birds eating from another spot without struggling; they paved way for each other to eat from the food. I watched them with keen interest, they all had a share of the food peacefully and I said to myself, if only humans could learn from birds.
Looking at our leaders today, if they all can emulate the character of a bird, I’m very sure Nigeria would have been greater than it is today. If only, we can all can live in unity, love and harmony, we won’t get hurt. If our leaders can spend their tenures diligently and allow others to take part in the governance of the country. If they can stop being selfish and self centered just as the birds are, I’m sure life wouldn’t be as difficult as it is.
Meanwhile, this character is not just meant for the leaders alone but we should also learn from the birds.